Miami's Five Best Afterhours Clubs
These girls want to party all night. Where should they go?
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The great Will Smith once famously sang: "Party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break of dawn."
Of course, he was singing about Miami, and we really do love to push the limits of decent bedtimes.
Most clubs are content (read: legally obligated) to close at 5 a.m., but there are a handful of afterhours spots that party well into the next day. We've got your early-morning hookups right here.
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King of Diamonds
It might be the most famous strip club in the world. Rappers can't get the name of this fat-ass palace out their mouths, and it's right in our backyard. Sunday is the night of stars, or so the lyrics say, where you might run into Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne, or Nicki Minaj. Yes, even Justin Bieber comes through, and Floyd Mayweather makes it rain, and so can you. The KOD folks got a boxing ring where strippers fight and giant poles where dancers do death-defying acts of assy-ness. And hey, it's open until 6 in the morning.
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From the outside, you may not even know this place existed. During the day, it's any other beat-up downtown store front. It may or may not be an open establishment. But come around when the Sun is off, and it'll be crawling with dirty hipsters and cool street types sippin' on delicious cocktails, turning the bathroom stalls into private party lounges. It's just at the literal corner of Miami and NE 11 St., just down adjacent to Space and across from E11even. That makes it perhaps the perfect hangout in all of the city for your late-night adventures, when you're tired of titties and dance music, of course. The Corner stays open until 8am, so there's no rush.
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Just as KOD is a renown phenomena of nightlife, so too is this after-hours king of the scene. Space has been that late-night/early-morning spot for more than a decade. It just celebrated its 14-year anniversary, to be exact, and though it is under new ownership, it is still going stronger than ever. The world's most beloved house, trance, and techno DJs make the rounds on the regular, and they speak of the beautiful Terrace as if it were some mythical unicorn that must be seen to be believed. Why not go see it? Space is open for special events and stays open anywhere from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the next afternoon. Why not stay to watch the sunrise?
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Sometimes, you want a little grub with your late-night liquor. Sometimes you don't want to hear a DJ spin all that tiki tiki music, and you just want a little rock'n'roll. Will Call is your after-hours alternative. It's nestled in the heart of downtown, as any good after-hour spot seems to be, and it offers ping pong tables, an old-school arcade, VIP areas (it's still Miami), and of course, a 24-hour liquor license. Woah! That's all we needed to hear. Sign us up. Will Call never closes, so the party never stops. Wander on in any day, any night, any time.
The biggest, shiniest, newest member of the Miami afterhours club? E11even is the spot everyone has to check out at least once. Yes, it's part risqué "cabaret," but it's also putting in work to attract a more cultured group of clubgoers. The Slap & Tickle kids, those rowdy DJs turning Tuesdays into hangover central at Bardot, just started a new Saturday night weekly on the rooftop lounge, which also plays host to a wide variety of bands and musical acts. Jamie Foxx is celebrating his birthday at E11even come Saturday, June 21. We've even heard that the food is pretty good. And, duh, there are sexy dancers downstairs. E11even is also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so what's your excuse?
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